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Contraception Today

9th Edition

By John Guillebaud

CRC Press

194 pages | 27 Color Illus.

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The fully updated ninth edition of this bestselling handbook summarizes concisely but fully the methods of contraception, of which there are more now than were ever available to previous generations.

This is a practical guide and includes newly launched intrauterine contraceptives. It also explains why new regimens for oral contraception should replace the standard 21/7 ritual that is suboptimal, despite being the norm for the past 60 years. Incorporating relevant WHO and national guidance documents, Professor Guillebaud’s writing is appreciated because he describes best practice not only when there is a good evidence-base but also when there is not. He guides clinical judgement in real-world situations, where there often are unknowns yet the healthcare provider is facing a person who needs practical help now, in making their choice of method according to their own priorities. The easy-to-read format includes bulleted text and colour summary boxes that present information at a glance.

Contraception Today is the ideal guide to contraceptive advice for general practitioners and practice nurses.


"The clear and relaxed style of language makes this book a pleasure to read and the editorial style is consistent which is no great surprise when the book is authored by one person who is an experienced writer.[…] It can be read relatively easily in its entirety or can be dipped into and used as a reference book. It is very versatile and a good read."

Dr Harry Brown September 2019

Table of Contents

Introduction. Combined Hormonal Contraception. Progestogen-Only Pill. Injectables. Contraceptive Implants. Intrauterine Contraception. Emergency Contraception. Other Reversible Methods. Special Considerations. Appendix.

About the Author

John Guillebaud, MA, FRCSEd, FRCOG, FFSRH(Hon), FCOG(SA) was formerly Medical Director, Margaret Pyke Centre for Study and Training in Family Planning, London and is Emeritus Professor of Family Planning and Reproductive Health at University College London, the first gynaecologist and vasectomy surgeon in the world to be given a Personal Chair in that specialty. He is author/co-author of 9 books available in 10 languages and c 300 medical journal articles on contraception, reproductive health, and related issues.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
MEDICAL / General
MEDICAL / Family & General Practice
MEDICAL / Gynecology & Obstetrics
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Abortion & Birth Control